Weekly Reports - Girls Section
U13 Wildcats at Shelford Rugby Club for Eastern Counties Festival
The U13 Wildcats went on our travels to Shelford Rugby Club to join in with the Eastern Counties Festival.
These festivals are put on to ensure as many local clubs can get game time and match day experience as possible, even if they don’t necessarily have the numbers on their own. We were therefore asked to bring a couple of Cambridge Rubies into our team for the day.
We played 4 games against opposition of varying experience and ability. I was really pleased with how our team of young superstars were able to welcome the 2 new players and bring them into our game plan successfully.
Four games, 4 wins, scoring 26 tries and conceding 5.
Whilst the results are not the most important thing it was pleasing to see all the girls keep pressing and playing high quality rugby from the first minute to last. Special mention to Morwenna for scoring 8 tries across the 4 games - what a great effort and really pleasing to see that focus on decision making, running strong lines and always offering support has really started to pay off.
Our Wildcats received so many positive comments from coaches, parents and players of the teams we played which shows that we are playing good rugby, in the right spirit, with a real focus on our TREDS. To attract so much great feedback from others was far more satisfying than the final scores…. which, purely for the record, were 10-2 vs Royston/Datchworth, 3-1 vs Diss/Bury/Shelford, 7-1 vs North Walsham/Sudbury and 6-1 vs Colchester.
Players player of the day was Nancy. You would have to ask the players why they chose her but if I had to guess it would be for her tireless tackling and for her opportunistic try scoring (she got 4 on the day). One of the best bits of the day was seeing her face when one of the refs asked if she was OK “because she looked terrified”. She gave a bit of a scowl (I knew they would be in trouble) and went on to score 2 tries in the game that followed against that refs team. Great reply Nancy!
Coaches player of the day was a toughy again this week given the free scoring nature of some of the games but we have gone with Bonnie and would like to mention her ever increasing work rate, her strong running and her ability to shake off a would be tackler on her way to scoring 4 tries across the day.
My favourite play was a really good try by Morwenna which was made by pretty much the whole team. Constant offloading and great support running with clear communication meant the other team didn’t stand a chance on that one!
Match report by Darrell - 15/11/21